I wanted to compose a shot with a single, isolated mangrove tree, which I managed to do here. However, I found this to be quite a challenge at Tenby Point… I seemed to have to choose between capturing the lighting that I was looking for, or getting the composition that I was after… I didn’t seem to be able to control both at the same time.

Given that I had to capture a silhouette if I wanted to isolate just one tree, I figured a high-key black-and-white would look best during post-production… I hope you agree!

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  1. Canon EOS 450D
  2. Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS @ 29mm
  3. 120 seconds @ f/8 (ISO100)
  4. Hoya NDX400 filter
  5. Cokin P121S + P121L filters
  6. Manfrotto 190XB tripod with 804RC2 head
  7. Desaturation, corrections and enhancements applied using Photoshop CS4 with Topaz Adjust 4 and Imagenomic Noiseware Professional plug-ins

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